Thence, with native audacity, but still with a reserve as characteristic, she flew into the midst of a group of mariners, the swarthy-cheeked wild men of the ocean, as the Indians were of the land; and they gazed wonderingly and admiringly at Pearl, as if a flake of the sea-foam had taken the shape of a little maid, and were gifted with a soul of the sea-fire, that flashes beneath the prow
in the night-time.
Yes, the world's a ship on its passage out, and not a voyage complete; and the pulpit is its prow
A foreign friend once pointed it out to me, in the skeleton of a foe he had slain, and with the vertebrae of which he was inlaying, in a sort of basso-relievo, the beaked prow
of his canoe.
One after another, the voices of business or pleasure died away; all on the boat were sleeping, and the ripples at the prow
were plainly heard.
Micawber to take his stand upon that vessel's prow
, and firmly say, "This country I am come to conquer
Meanwhile the Southwind rose, & with black wings Wide hovering, all the Clouds together drove From under Heav'n; the Hills to their supplie Vapour, and Exhalation dusk and moist, Sent up amain; and now the thick'nd Skie Like a dark Ceeling stood; down rush'd the Rain Impetuous, and continu'd till the Earth No more was seen; the floating Vessel swum Uplifted; and secure with beaked prow
Rode tilting o're the Waves, all dwellings else Flood overwhelmd, and them with all thir pomp Deep under water rould; Sea cover'd Sea, Sea without shoar; and in thir Palaces Where luxurie late reign'd, Sea-monsters whelp'd And stabl'd; of Mankind, so numerous late, All left, in one small bottom swum imbark't.
I then took my tackling, and, fastening a hook to the hole at the prow
of each, I tied all the cords together at the end.
Crowned with heavy lotus-blossoms you had sat on the prow
of Adrian's barge, gazing across the green turbid Nile.
The son of Barbarossa was so cruel, and treated his slaves so badly, that, when those who were at the oars saw that the She-wolf galley was bearing down upon them and gaining upon them, they all at once dropped their oars and seized their captain who stood on the stage at the end of the gangway shouting to them to row lustily; and passing him on from bench to bench, from the poop to the prow
, they so bit him that before he had got much past the mast his soul had already got to hell; so great, as I said, was the cruelty with which he treated them, and the hatred with which they hated him.
Each carried a strange banner swung from stem to stern above the upper works, and upon the prow
of each was painted some odd device that gleamed in the sunlight and showed plainly even at the distance at which we were from the vessels.
His misses at so short a distance were practically non-existent, nor would he have missed this time but for an accident occurring at the very instant that his finger tightened upon the trigger--an accident to which Meriem owed her life--the providential presence of a water-logged tree trunk, one end of which was embedded in the mud of the river bottom and the other end of which floated just beneath the surface where the prow
of Malbihn's canoe ran upon it as he fired.
Sadly I turn my prow
toward the shore, The dream behind me and the world before.